70 #Indian Villages Where No #Girl Child Survived for the Last Several Years

70 villages in the State of Haryana have had no girls who have lived past the age of 6 years for the past several years. They are either aborted as fetuses or killed sometime after birth since the child sex ratio accounts for children from birth to the age of six years. Many of these villages belong to Mahendergarh district, where the child sex ratio (0-6 years) is just 762 girls against 1,000 boys. Some of the villages have a sex ratio of just 500 or even less than that.

Even though there is sex selection, the 2011 census indicates that it is not feticide but infanticide that accounts for the low child sex ratio.  Most girls are killed after birth. See this link for more https://genderbytes.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/this-confirms-indias-genocide-of-women-is-not-driven-by-sex-selective-abortions/


Pregnant Woman Battered for #Dowry and Refusing #Sex #Determination Test

26 November 2014, Mumbai

31-year-old Deepali Pawar who is two months pregnant was so badly beaten up by her husband and mother-in-law , she is hospitalized. They wanted her to have a sex determination test, which she refused, because they didn’t want her to give birth to a girl, since her first child was a girl. They also wanted Rs 10 lakhs in dowry from her to buy an apartment, which her parents could not give. Often there are “punishment” dowry demands from women who have given birth to girls. Women who refuse to undergo sex determination or abort females, are often subject to extreme violence as “punishment,” often to force a miscarriage.

Female Fetuses Fed to Dogs to Destroy Evidence of Female Feticide

Beed, Maharashtra, May 23, 2012

Some doctors in Beed are disposing of female foetuses by feeding them to dogs in order to destroy evidence of female foeticide. This is confirmed by the Public Health Minister of the state, Suresh Shetty.  Beed in Marathwada, where this is taking place also has one of the worst child sex ratios in India – 801 girls being born per 1,000 boys  according to the 2011 census. Dr. Munde, in whose clinic this practice is going on, has so much political clout that the police are not willing to arrest him.  Health Minister Shetty said, Shetty said: “Our civil surgeon who had gone to investigate Munde’s hospital was locked up in a room by some goons. They even abused her and asked her to go away.”  The Ministry has requested security for its staff.  Full report here

Woman Brutalized For Bearing Daughters

Hyderabad, April 03, 2012

A woman who gave birth to two girls, had her third child another girl killed by her husband and in-laws who fed the child crushed tablets.  Then the wife was forced by her husband and in-laws again to abort three subsequent pregnancies apparently on the advice of a godman who said the woman would deliver a boy child only in her seventh pregnancy. The woman is now battling for her life at a private hospital as the forcible abortion is said to have infected her body parts.  Report here

Woman Bleeds To Death After Forced Abortion of Female Fetus

Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, November 24, 2011

Sridevi, 26-year-old woman, who was 5 months pregnant, bled to death after she was forced by her husband to undergo abortion when tests revealed that she was carrying a girl child.  Sridevi did not want an abortion but her her husband and in-laws forced her to undergo one. Read the report here.

18 Relatives Forced Pooja To Abort Her Girl Child

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, July 24, 2007

Pooja Salot filed a complaint against her husband and 18 relatives from the in-laws family for subjecting her to mental and physical torture for giving birth to girls,  and forcing her to undergo an abortion when she was found to be carrying another female fetus.  The late term aborted fetus that she gave birth to as ‘a still born girl’ was secretly buried by the family’s chauffeur who was paid Rs. 100 for the job.  Read the report here

Woman Dies During Forced Abortion of Female Fetus

Patiala, Punjab, May 20, 2009

Baljinder Kaur, 32, died when her husband and in-laws forced her to undergo an abortion in the third month of her pregnancy when tests revealed that she was carrying a female fetus. ‘‘My daughter died due to lack of proper medical care by her in-laws. They must be punished for her abortion against her wishes, which led to her death’’, her mother Jaspal said in her complaint.  Read the full report here



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